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Here are the Top 5 most viewed articles on our site for 2023:
Truckers Boycott in Florida Due to Passage of Senate Bill
Florida’s passage of Senate Bill 1718, a new immigration law targeting undocumented immigrants, has triggered widespread controversy. Truckers responded on social media by announcing a plan to boycott driving in Florida. In fact, one in five truckers are currently boycotting or planning to boycott driving in Florida due to Senate Bill 1718, according to a survey by JW Surety Bonds.
Women for the Future of Supply Chain
Now in its fourth year, the Women in Supply Chain award opened its doors to the Food Logistics audience for the first time ever (it was exclusive to the Supply & Demand Chain Executive audience until this year) and took in approximately 426 submissions.
The statistics of the 2023 award show continued growth with the hope that in the future, awards like this won't be needed as the equality in the supply chain improves.
Warehouse Automation Takes a Turn for 2023
The implementation of automation in the warehouse is a crucial step in increasing safety, productivity and process efficiency; reducing operational costs; and optimizing warehouse space. These objectives are top priority for almost every warehouse manager no matter the industry, yet when it comes to automation, we still have a long way to go.
El Nino and the Weather Implications
The winter is shaping up to be much different than last winter, especially across the central and eastern United States, and AccuWeather forecasters say one month may leave the biggest impression. “In the United States, our AccuWeather long-range forecast prediction is for it to be colder this winter than it was last year, with temperatures closer to normal,” says Dr. Joel N. Myers, founder and executive chairman, AccuWeather. "We expect to see an increase in U.S. demand for heating overall compared to last year, even though many places in the North will still average below historical demand.”
The Global Enabled: 2023 Supply Chain Map
We have updated our well-known Supply Chain Map to reflect the changes within the industry. This map is meant to serve as a guide to supply chain professionals as they make business decisions that enhance, improve efficiency and increase return-of-investment (ROI).